(P2) to say that teenagers living with their parents have no life experience perpetuates negative and oppressive stereotypes. Does what roof someone lives under really define their growth as a person? Really? Something THAT silly? Lastly, running off underage people is no way to keep them safe. I’ve spoken to you before and know you’re a good, safe place for help. Younger people are ostracized enough as it is and a lot of them run into the arms of some rapist freak because of it.
Tumblr SJW, please go.
This is the typical teenager mentality of “I know everything,” when in reality most don’t. I’m in my early 20s and even I don’t know everything nor do I feel responsible enough to properly care for another person.
First off, I was not being insulting, it was a matter of fact. No, teenagers living with their parents do not have life experience. Do teenagers work jobs? Yes, but the majority under 18 don’t pay bills (excluding extreme cases). Again, how can a teenager care for another person and support them if they’re still being supported by their parents? Without living on their own there is no true life experience on how to care for their self, by themselves.
I’m not going to go into detail with this because I’ve explained it before… I actually can’t find the post I’m thinking of. The teenage years are transitioning years between childhood and adulthood. You have a combination between raging hormones, attempting to fit in with peers, learning about yourself, and figuring out how to mature. The human brain is still growing during this time frame and doesn’t even stop until the mid 20s. It’s not an age-range to take on the serious responsibility of ownership because your interests are bound to change as well. Many decisions are made based on emotions and hormones rather than carefully thought through. This can lead to issues in a D/s dynamic, and in extreme cases abuse: i.e: a punishment being decided on a whim and while the Dom is still angry.
I think a really good guide for stages of maturity was created by Erikson. It’s actually referred to as psychosocial development:
Age 12-18 - Identity vs. ConfusionTeens need to develop a sense of self and personal identity. Success leads to an ability to stay true to yourself, while failure leads to role confusion and a weak sense of self.“During adolescence, children are exploring their independence and developing a sense of self.”
Maturity into adulthood normally doesn’t even happen until adult responsibilities become a normal part of one’s life. Why do you think a lot of early-college students party all the time, drink, and make poor decisions rather than focus on studying? Because most are living off their parents money or financial aid with no job or a part time job and they simply don’t care. Maturing is still not a necessary priority for them. They’re not paying bills yet, they’re not living on their own yet, etc. It’s not until they’ve moved on from this stage or are forced onto a new lifestyle that they truly begin to grow.